MEDIANET NEWS – June 1

MEDIANET ACQUIRES NEW CAMERA
We have purchased a Canon HV20 camcorder. It records in standard def or high def (using the HDV codec) and shoots in as true a 24p mode as you can get on consumer or prosumer camcorders. The images are great, it has an HDMI output for your hi def TV as well as firewire for capturing in Final Cut. It’s not perfect but it more than stands up to the competition in its class. This acquisition is a response to the demand on our cameras, so MediaNet now offers seven digital video cameras for rent. Only MediaNet producer members in good standing (membership dues paid) can rent equipment. Contact Catlin Lewis at 381-4428 for reservations.

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, KIRK SCHWARTZ ON HOLIDAY
Kirk is on holiday for three weeks, and will return on June 18, In the meantime Scott Amos will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to provide some tech support.
Check out the MediaNet workshop and equipment blog
at http://medianettech.wordpress.com/

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CASTING CALL
MediaNet member Alejandro Valbuena is holding auditions for 2 female characters for a Fringe Festival play, this coming Monday, June 4th.
Contact Alejandro at
alunafilms@gmail.com

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SOFTWARE FOR SALE
Final Cut Express HD Version 3.5 (current version) for sale. $200.00 Call Chris at 744-1979 or email at mailto:docsinvideo@yahoo.ca

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Sony DCR VX2000 3CCd digital video camera, excellent condition. Includes numerous accessories: power adapter, Hitachi battery charger (12 v works with NP-F batteries,) Sony batteries: 1- NP-F960, 1-NP-F950, 2-NP-F550, Sony VCL-1558A 1.5 tele conversion lens, memory stick, and more. $1600, call 655-3749.

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MEDIANET WEBSITE:

http://www.media-net.bc.ca

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OTHER NEWS

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JumpCuts tickets ON SALE NOW

JumpCuts is back and more fun then ever. A new downtown location at
Market Square is being taken by storm as VIFVF brings on such fun and
educational workshops as animation, special effects makeup, new media
word play, game modifications, screenwriting and Let’s Make a Movie.
From 11 am to 5 pm on Sat June 9 and Sun June 10 be prepared to be
amazed as your kids dabble in the film world.

The Festival is free to attend with free movies and some free
activities like the workshop “Expressing Me” which will teach how to
express emotions and thoughts on film without using words. Other
workshops are generally $2-3. It’s so affordable everyone can stop in
and enjoy.

Click here for the JumpCuts program guide.
http://www.vifvf.com/_PDFs/JumpCuts.pdf

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MOVIE MONDAY

Eric Martin Pavilion
Methadonia (with Q & A with the director, Michel Negroponte by phone from NYC)
June 4, 6:30 pm
http://www.moviemonday.ca

in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.

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REGENT PARK FILM FEST IN ONTARIO SEEKS SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE JUNE 29

Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest works
relevant to the communities living in Regent Park, the oldest low
income housing in Canada, with an emphasis on films from our regions
of origin South Asia, Africa, East Asia, First Nation, Middle East,
Caribbean, Latin America,North America and the rest of the world. They
are looking for films with topics relevant to the RP community
such as Homelessnes, Dislocation, Mental Health /
Addiction,Immigration, Queer, Environment, Community Activism, etc.
The call for submission and entry forms can be downloaded from their
website :www.regentparkfilmfestival.com. The early deadline is June
1st ( no entry fee. Final deadline is June 29th ( $10 entry fee)

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BODY CELEB SEEKS PERFORMERS – EVENT AUG 11
Are you a musician?

Ø Are you a singer?

Ø Are you an acrobat?

Ø Are you an actor?

Ø Are you dancer?

Ø Are you an athlete?

Ø Are you a body builder?

Ø Do you have a tattooed body that you’d like to strut on our Live Statue Pedestals?

Ø Are you pregnant and want to become a Pregnant Goddess?

Ø Are you an artist with works that feature the strength and beauty of the body?

This is the official second call for performers to celebrate with us on August 11th at the Victoria Arts Connection in Victoria.

The Body Celeb 2007 is already in great shape with many of last years performers returning for more fun and muscle flexing.

If you’ve already written to confirm your participation, no need to write again. I’ll be in touch with you in July to go over your technical needs and scheduling preferences.

If you want to join the list, please write to me! And we can discuss your participation in this very fun night!!!

The Body Celeb is a fundraiser for Out of the Box Productions to help cover the never ending costs of creating new and original productions. Your support by donating ½ hour of your time and talents to this event means a great deal to us.

What we can offer in return is great publicity for you and your company or organization. This year we will have a network table, where any of your brochures or company materials can be featured.

Gwen Dobie

Co-Artistic Director, Out of the Box Productions Society

Victoria Arts Connection, 2750 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E8

250-886-1587

http://www.outoftheboxproductions.ca

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Open Space offers Victoria a rare opportunity to experience the beauty and power of Javanese instruments and stimulating cross cultural explorations through a residency with Vancouver’s Gamelan Madu Sari June 4 through 9th, 2007.

A Gamelan Madu Sari Concert will take place SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 8 pm featuring composer-performers Sutrisno Hartana, Kenneth Newby, Michael O’Neill, Andrew Czink, Mark Parlett, Ben Rogalsky and the 12-member Madu Sari orchestra. The Gamelan workshop will take place Monday through Friday evenings June 4 – 8.

Gamelan Workshop for Musicians

Monday – Friday June 4 – 9 6:30 – 9:30.

Javanese master musician Sutrisno Hartana and Gamelan Madu Sari composer-performer Mark Parlett offer Victoria musicians the opportunity to learn about Javanese music and practice in a 5-day immersive workshop at Open Space. This workshop will be fascinating for adventurous musicians and composers of any style, sound artists, singers, and anyone with a basic music background.

Gamelan Workshop
$150 / $175 for five days.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please call Open Space at 383.8833

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AUDIOSPACE – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2007

http://www.openspace.ca/audiospace/2007/2007-call-for-submissions.html

Open Space seeks submissions for Audiospace, a web-audio site on the Open Space website openspace.ca. In its 35 years of supporting and promoting experimentalism in the arts, Open Space has a long tradition of discussing and exploring the practice and impact of new media and new methods of audio dissemination. We continue the adventure with the 3rd edition of Audiospace and a Call for Submissions, Where Does It Begin? developed by sound artist Chantal Dumas.
Where Does It Begin?

What is the starting point of the creative act? What is it that generates an emotion, a turbulence so strong that it provokes the need within us to create something? At what moment does a piece of art start to be «written»? What path does it follow? What is it that allows it to pass from inside to outside? What is it that leads to its materialization via sound, paper, color, or movement? These questions are at the core of sound art. I am inviting you to reflect on them by creating a short sound piece of your own.
Here is a starting point from which I suggest you work. The rest is up to you.
ATMOSPHERE: spicy. STYLE: confined. COLOR: elegant.

Duration: 7 minutes maximum
Dynamics: as necessary
Please attach to your submission a short text answering these two questions:
When did you feel that the work was starting to be «written»?
How did that first become evident to you?”

-Chantal Dumas, March 2007
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By June 15, 2007 please submit your project electronically to Open Space New Music audiospace.openspace@gmail.com with the subject heading SUBMISSION and include the following:

– MP3 format audio file (192KBit/sec)*, between 5 and 7 minutes
– One paragraph Bio
– Description of the work

(* Other file or streaming formats are acceptable, but becomes the responsibility of the submitter to provide support for users.)

All submissions will be open to public listening, discussion and a jury selection process via the openspace.ca site from June 16 to September 14, 2007.? Submitting artists are invited to maintain a virtual presence on the openspace.ca site through the duration of the contest through forums and other forms of interaction with Chantal Dumas, other participants and site visitors. All submitted works will be featured during a Virtual Live Audiospace event September 15, 2007 at Open Space and remote locations TBA, during which the results of the public jury process will be announced. All submitted works will become permanent additions to openspace.ca and will be featured until the next Audiospace edition.

$600 will be distributed amongst winners of categories to be determined by the participants through the contest. This year’s edition of Audiospace is intended to explore the connection between artists and the jury process by involving them directly, and also with the nature of digital audio and new forms of audio consumption. Artists will be encouraged to discuss these topics amongst themselves and with visitors to openspace.ca

For questions and comments about audiospace, please direct emails with Audiospace in the subject heading to: audiospace.openspace@gmail.com

Open Space
510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
http://www.openspace.ca
250.383.8833

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CineVic’s InfinEight Super 8 Celebration

CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers will host infinEight – a Super 8 Celebration. Deadline for Submissions early July! Get cracking making your Super-8 film!
The screenings will take place Aug 17, and 18th at St. Anne’s Academy. More info: Kemi Craig, CineVic, Tel: (250) 389-1590 office@cinevic.ca http://www.cinevic.ca

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Victoria, BC V8T 4E8
http://www.media-net.bc.ca
tel: (250) 381-4428

office hours Mon-Fri 9 am to 1 pm

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